Has anyone else noticed the positive boom in hemp, cannabis and cannabinoid CBD products in the Wellbeing and Spiritual industries and communities?
I’m a massive nature fan. I’m a believer that Mother Nature has everything we need.
I’m of the opinion that certain plants have immense healing properties.
Some, so much so, that they adapt to the needs of our body. They respond with our own nervous system (endocannabinoid – if you know, you know. If you don’t know, research that).
More importantly - they support our system to support itself. That's what their purpose is.
We are connected.
It’s a very ancient story.
As we travel through the cosmos to an Aquarian Age. We
remember again Aquarian values of unity.
For centuries, cannabis and hemp have been held in high regard and reverence, yet the plant has been dubbed as ‘weed’ and became a subject of abuse and controversy within an unfortunately poorly educated society.
We became disconnected from nature. Great medicine teachers tell us this.
We believed in a narrow perspective and forgot that all life on earth is connected.
We forgot how the plant kingdom thrives, survives, and heals. That Mother Nature gives us all we need.
Tarnished with a negative drug culture brush, modern mainstream (for want of a better term) associate cannabis and hemp with illegal and punishable activity. Misuse, abuse. Generally grim connotation.
However, this is some resilient and super tough plant, and she is making a stunning come back.
Who is Mary Jane anyway? Santa Maria, worshipped through the ages and celebrated in ancient temples?
From an etymology perspective, the names Mari and Juana were said to originate in 16th century old time Mexico and Mary Jane and Santa Maria are widely reported to have derived from there. The deity connotations of Santa Maria have been embraced by mystics and spiritual seekers of all nations.
Though there have been many names, we do know the spirit of this plant goes way back to primeval times.
For Millennia throughout the Far and Middle East, Himalayas and Americas, Sages, Seers and Shamans have used Cannabis in ceremony, believing when used with loving intention, humility, respect, and devotional presence, the plant offers sacred gifts of healing and awakening.
In The Odyssey, Homer pens that “everyone in Egypt is a skilled Physician”.
Medicine men and women of Ancient Egypt, shamanic priests and priestesses, worked with cannabis to heal many ailments and diseases.
These were holistic and alchemic practices to regenerate and realign body, mind and spirit.
Shemshemet (cannabis) with honey was applied and ingested for inflammation, hemp oil and ointments were made for external application, as documented in papyrus texts covering the period of 1200 to 1500BC, most notably the Ebers Papyrus.
The Egyptians believed that dark entities entered the body and manifested in sickness and imbalance as heat, or inflammation. Plant medicine, used in rites, ceremony and ritual with sound, intention, offerings and prayer was a catalyst in the healing, enlightenment and evolution of this golden era.
Cannabis resin traces were found in the mummy of King Rameses II and many other noble Pharaohs.
Even the Sumerians, the originators of written language, are thought to have dedicated a word for cannabis – A.ZAL.LA. This is the earliest known civilization of Mesopotamia, evolving through the Chalcolithic and early Bronze Ages between the sixth and fifth millennium BC.
Legacies through the arts and symbols have survived thousands of years to educate future generations. It’s this education and awareness that is needed now, and it’s our role to spread the word.
This advanced period of civilisation gives us a glimpse into an Aquarian age where human and plant spirits existed in co-creation, balance and harmony with these plants as nature intended.
As far as Antiquity, our ancient ancestors held and passed on this great wisdom.
My twenty year journey and fascination with holistic health and natural remedies continues to leave me in awe. Years of research into the benefits of CBD, cannabis and hemp have led to more open doors. I am blessed to consistently meet responsible wisdom keepers, and ambassadors of a modern age, courageous in their cause, in a ill informed society.
I am equally blessed to witness high level, intelligent and articulate conversations between bright and brave business owners, parents, seekers and seers. Those who recognise and experience the healing properties of hemp.
Across Agricultural, Scientific, Medical, Spiritual and Social arenas, it is highly recognised that these conversations are beginning to translate some bygone wisdom and positive essential messages.
Dreams and stories, passed by nature from one Aquarian Age to another.
Let's keep having brave conversations and keep these messages alive.
The Ebers Papyrus - https://papyrusebers.de/en/
Heiratic Script - https://www.ucl.ac.uk/museums-static/digitalegypt/writing/hieratic.html